DS4H research program accompanies the emergence of the digital society. It is conducted under a context of massive growth of needs (connected citizens), number of connected devices (Internet of Things) and of the volume of the available data (Big Data) which require a new generation of networks (5G) and a genuine social reflection. It is deployed in 5 main areas:

Digital Sciences
Developing UCA excellence in the digital sciences involves maintaining and strengthening fundamental expertise to manage, process, and interpret data of potentially large size or volume, or which are distributed. The goal is to develop program and data exchange reliability and security, as well as to model and simulate, at different scales, problems from physics, biology, and medicine. Human-computer interaction and decision aid, which are integral parts of robotic systems, are also of interest.

Members of the Scientific Council for Digital Sciences:
Digital Society
It is important to us to improve our understanding of the societal changes related to digitalization, particularly through the analysis of the impact of technological change and the role of physical artefacts (such as connected objects) in this transformation. More precisely, it is worth analyzing how digitalization impacts the functioning of society, economies, organizations, social links, and legal principles.

Members of the Scientific Council for Digital Society:
Health, Intelligent Cities, and Complex Systems
Driven by the need for more performant and preventive health care, DS4H researchers are developing concepts, systems, and applications designed to make healthcare more affordable and city life more efficient, cleaner, safer, and less costly than ever before. 
Members of the Scientific Council for Health, Intelligent Cities, and Complex Systems:
  • Nicolas Nisse, Inria
  • Alexandre Muzy, I3S
  • Laure Blanc-Féraud, CNRS
  • Patrick Rives, Inria

DS4H labs are working on designing and testing communication networks of the future, combining high performance (e.g., innovative, wireless photonic devices) with security and energy efficiency.

Members of the Scientific Council for Networks:
  • Guillaume Urvoy-Keller, I3S
  • Olivier Corby, Inria
  • Walid Dabbous, Inria
  • Alain Pegatoquet, LEAT
Physics of Information

DS4H labs are interested to explore the interface between theoretical physics and information. They examine a variety of fundamental issues to define what the information is and how it impact concepts such as order, disorder, incomplete knowledge. They are also interested in quantum mechanics that generates the very different concepts of quantum information. Due to the massive parallel processing inherent in quantum mechanics, our researchers discover disruptive  technologies for information storage and computation.

Members of the Scientific Council for Physics of Information:
  • Massimo Giudici, INLN
  • Virginia D'Auria, LPMC
  • Stéphane Lantéri, Inria